Posted in hiphop | music on June 16, 2014

Kanye West at Bonnaroo (photo by Brian Mansfield)

Though the big "news" seems to be Kim Kardashian's see through top (thanks Kanye for making Bonnaroo a place the Kardashians know about), our favorite Kanye related news was Frank Ocean's setlist. As CoS reports, Odd Future's R&B singer didn't end up playing any new songs, but he did play a number of hits from Channel Orange and Nostalgia, Ultra ("Thinkin Bout You," "Novacane," "Pyramids," etc) and his verses on Beyonce's "Superpower" and Kanye's "New Slaves." Speaking of, Kanye once again omitted Beyonce's husband from lyrics, possibly for not appearing at the ceremony where he recently became a husband (to the Bonnaroo newsmaker with the sheer top).

Kanye's controversial return to Bonnaroo wasn't delayed by hours this time, and included a ton of hits ("Black Skinhead," "Mercy," "Can't Tell Me Nothin'," "Power," "Jesus Walks," etc etc etc), but just on time for his New Year's resolution to be up (he promised to stop ranting for at least six months, apparently he meant that very literally), the set included plenty of rants. He referenced the 2008 controversy, yelled out "Where the press at? Fuck the press!," and compared himself to Shakespeare, Walt Disney, Genghis Kahn, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and still plenty more. Not everyone in the crowd took well to the ranting. Entertainment Weekly points out:

His outburst was met with violent boos and what looked like a mass exodus. Festival-goers headed away from the stage and began filling up U.K. dance duo Disclosure's tent early, punctuating their wait with eruptions of surprisingly well-organized chants of "F-k Kanye!"
A video from Kanye's set, his setlist and Frank Ocean's setlist, below...


Kanye - "Stronger" at Bonnaroo 2014

"Black Skinhead"
"I Don't Like (Remix)"
"Can't Tell Me Nothin'"
"New Slaves"
"Say You Will"
"Run This Town"
"Diamonds of Sierra Leone"
"Jesus Walks"
"All Falls Down"
"Touch the Sky"
"All of the Lights"
"Good Life"
"Bound 2"

"Blood on the Leaves"


Thinkin Bout You
New Slaves (Kanye West song)
Crack Rock
Superpower (Beyoncé song)
Forrest Gump
Sweet Life



Comments (21)

I know you're doing it in a distanced way, but does BV really need to talk about Kim's "boobs" in the headline and link to TMZ? You're better than that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 11:38 AM

There is always a greater opportunity when you are already in that world.

Posted by Ellerslie Mission Society | June 16, 2014 11:41 AM

Get real 11:38. BV is NOT "better than that." There has been WAY too much shameful baiting on this site lately.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 11:52 AM

Then let's make it "used to be better than that" or "should be better than that".

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 11:56 AM

god this is an embarrassing headline

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 12:07 PM

Sadly, Kanye has hitched his horse to the Kardashian evil carnival and that is of his doing. If he wants press that is Kanye-centric, then why the hell did he marry one of the biggest attention whores in the world? Can't have it both ways Mr. West. If you want attention paid to your creative output, stop being a dick.

Posted by Redhairred | June 16, 2014 12:19 PM

Always so much passive aggressive hate for rap on here

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 12:43 PM

ugh enough with these clowns

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 12:51 PM

Yeah cause Kanye was just to pure and perfect before Kim K, OK

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 12:53 PM

Kanye's talent is completely overshadowed by his awful personality. And while he does have a modicum of talent, he is completely overrated. When the critics fall out of love with him, he will be finished.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 1:05 PM

fish sticks

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 1:23 PM

I hope Kanye caught Lionel Ritchie 's set the next day because he could learn a thing or two on showmanship. Lionel slayed the audience with charm and humor. I usually loathe his music but he had me dancing by the end. All the kids who were born in the 90's and knew nothing of him really enjoyed his show. Kanye on the other hand just kept cutting songs to continue his rant on persecution. He really alienated himself at the show with his detribes and snotty behaviour.

And then Jack White put the performance of his lifetime with a 2 and half hour set with 26 songs. Kanye quickly became a faded memory for most of us.

Posted by | June 16, 2014 1:49 PM

A real howdy-dowdy!

Posted by Anonymoose | June 16, 2014 1:57 PM

I think that's a pic of Blanket.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 3:49 PM

Well said 1:49! Couldn't agree more

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 3:54 PM

I know how Kanye feelz. - Mr. Foot Fetish

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 4:04 PM

Bonnaroo was Boolfjdkxg

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 4:43 PM

Kanye is (and always has been) a talentless hack with an ego.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2014 4:55 PM

So idk how this Frank Ocean setlist is coming from. On here and CoS but he played no church in the wild, pink matter, and super rich kids. Also Kanye was Kanye idk why anyone expected he's full of himself but I mean if you fuck with him then you do. It's not like internet bitching is going to change him so go see him if you fuck with him or just don't go.

Posted by ActuallyWentToRoo14 | June 16, 2014 7:18 PM

niggaz gonna nig

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2014 12:22 AM

Kayne West is such a whiny bi tch.

Yo Kayne you got some balls likening yourself to John Lennon alone. You will never, EVER compare to John Lennon. Jimi Hendrix? You're trippin' - you can't even play an instrument and if you can you can't play anywhere in the same universe as Jimi's DISCIPLES like Vernon Reid who penned TWO GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ALBUMS with Living Colour, so shut up chump. Someone should've walked up to him, given him a guitar, and told him to play a Hendrix song even 20% as good as Hendrix to clown and expose him live and on video once and for all. I would've. Whoever who had access to the stage to do that dropped the ball big time. This man has no concept of humility he desperately needs.

You're a fake rapper, fake streetguy, and fake ass period who thinks he's badas s when fact is Ice T could and would smack you up if you ever got out of line with him to his face and you know it.

Go market some male cologne bitch.

Posted by D | June 17, 2014 7:06 AM

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